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Who will be named Press Association 2016 Sprinter of the Year ?

The Press Association 2016 Sprinter of the Year will be announced at the GBGB Greyhound of the Year Awards on Sunday. The nominees who will be voted on by the Greyhound Writers Association are Bresmed Northern Sprint winner Glenanore Ace, National Sprint winner Trapstyle Jet and Sunderland Festival Flyer and Scurry Cup winner Walshes Hill.

Below are the top twenty leading Open Race Sprinters by points awarded as per the Trainer of the Year Championship. Mac Foiche is second on points thanks to an extensive campaign that saw him win 13 of his 30 races, including the final of the Category Two British Bred Sprint at Wimbledon. Ela Ela Genie in fourth place was also busy, winning 11 from 27, including the Category Three Coral Sprint at Hove. Both reached the final of the National Sprint at Nottingham, won by Trapstyle Jet, which is proving to be a prestigious competition belying its Category Two status. It not only features three of the top six Sprinters this year, but last year’s winner Scolari Sound went on to be 2015 Sprinter of the Year.

There is only one Category One sprint competition; the Bresmed Northern Sprint at Sheffield, which earned Glenanore Ace 50 points. Walshes Hill was the only Greyhound to win more than one Category Two competition, which earned him 40 points. Jimmy Wright’s speedster also won more races than any other Open race sprinters, which is why he sits at the top of the table.

Leading Open Race Sprinters 2016

 

 

Greyhound

Points

W

R

%

TPM

P/L

1

Walshes Hill

97

19

22

 

£10,950

£7.29

2

Mac Foiche

72

13

30

 

£7,695

-£1.72

3

Glenanore Ace

65

7

10

 

£9,540

£9.49

4

Ela Ela Genie

53

11

27

 

£7,630

£7.18

5

Cloncunny Ardera

47

13

35

 

£4,740

£0.90

6

Trapstyle Jet

38

7

14

 

£4,905

£15.85

7

Suirside Leah

37

5

13

 

£2,050

£2.25

8

Scolari Sound

36

8

23

 

£4,425

-£8.19

9

Uluru Candy

27

4

20

 

£3,770

£2.50

10

Bolshoi Booze

24

8

12

 

£2,960

£11.38

11

Quivers Lima

23

11

22

 

£3,970

£22.10

12

Lughill Bee

22

9

17

 

£2,260

£10.30

13

Azzurri Dino

22

9

28

 

£3,955

-£3.45

14

Worsboro Spectre

22

8

32

 

£3,410

-£5.01

15

Romeo Van Dutch

22

4

17

 

£2,305

£3.25

16

Canvas Costa

20

8

17

 

£2,870

£11.05

17

Mays Teejay

20

7

11

 

£1,740

£8.23

18

Daytime Flyer

20

7

13

 

£1,925

-£0.33

19

Slaneyside Pup

20

7

20

 

£2,170

-£2.86

20

Master Lego

19

11

15

 

£2,555

£12.07

 

Full scoring system here: http://www.gbgb.org.uk/news/2/2016/1/274/Trainer-of-the-Year-Championship-2016-scoring-system

There are still a few tickets for the Awards Gala Dinner on Sunday 29 January. Full details here: http://www.gbgb.org.uk/news/2/2016/12/453/GBGB-Awards-details